Day 11. Left Gateway, Co this morning driving back along the canyon that we entered yesterday. Dramatic scenery, waterfalls and sheer cliffs. Tight time today we all thought until we discovered all the GPSs were reading wrong and the distance shown was much greater than actual distance we had to travel. Seems the cliffs screwed with the settings. So, while we hurried along as usual, we really didn’t have any problem with our time in. However, this was not to be for others.
The Model A had trouble with the altitude. We did hit Summit, UT at 7477 ft, and “wintery mix”. Again! Don’t know the whole story, but they missed their time in.Then we learned, while we waited for other cars to get in, that the 32 Ford broke the rear axle which now must be replaced. The first problem will be where to find one on Easter Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah! The 2004 Jetta Turbo Natural Gas/gasoline overheated and Lee had to bang on the thermostat to get it to open. That’s not all. In order for the trailer to be available for the 32 Ford, the 29 Hudson had to return to Gateway to make their trailer free for the Ford. Once the Ford is off-loaded, the trailer must return to Gateway, 278 miles one way to pick up the Hudson and have it here for the start tomorrow. Chris who drives that car will lead us to the breakfast stop at Thanksgiving Point tomorrow at 6:00 am. Oh, and finally at the BBQ, Roy broke a tooth! All in all an eventful day for several drivers.
Doing laundry now. Hoping to find something open for some kind of dinner. Not many options. Won’t be your mother’s Easter Sunday dinner!
More good feedback on the book. Read Jackie Salitan’s comment after the last blog. “First time I have devoured a book in one day since the Da Vinci Code.” I like the comparison! Rock on.
Tomorrow we have a 6:00 am start and 541 miles to cover to Reno. Lots of activities there. This will be our last day of rallying on the US leg. Seems strange that it is almost over.
See you in Reno,